Introducing Xian Province, China
Xi’an, the capital city of the Shaanxi province, holds a high place in the historical development of China. It is an ancient walled city located in the province of Shaanxi, and one of the more prominent sub-provincial Chinese cities in the Northwestern Plains of Guanzhong. While Xian is one of the oldest Chinese cities, it is also the most aged when we speak about the Four Great Ancient Capitals of the world. These places of power have held their position during the changing historical landscape of China as well as seen through the time of prominent Chinese dynasties including the Western Zhou, Western Han, Qin, Tang, and Sui. moreover, Xian also marks the home to Emperor Qin Shi Huang’s famous Terracotta Army and the start point of the Silk Road.
‘Western Peace’ of China
Xi'an, formerly known as Chang'an, means "Western Peace" in Mandarin. Among the many things to explore in Xi'an is the Terracotta Warriors excavation site, which is actually located a short bus ride away, in the neighboring city of Xianyang. Xi'an itself also boasts such impressive feats of engineering as the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, the Bell Tower, and the Great Mosque of Xi'an. However, the ancient city wall which runs along the border of the old city is itself a fascinating site, and the perimeter can be walked. The western gate of the wall is in fact generally considered the end point of the Silk Road. It is amongst the four such enthralling capital cities of the historical Chinese dynasties which ruled the country long before the actual revolution took place.
Ancient Sites at Xi’an
While there are many ancient sites to see in Xi'an, a traveler should first consult the Xi'an yellow pages. The transportation system in Xi'an is also undergoing intensive improvement but can be very crowded. Flights to Xi'an go through the city of Xianyang, which has regularly scheduled bus transportation into the city of Xi'an. The old city also contains different quarters where the Muslim minority has made its residence, and many different types of cuisine can be found here. Yangrou Paomo is one of Xi'an's most famous local dishes, and some of the top restaurants can be found through the Xi'an business directory. As part of China's history, Xi'an is an incredibly important site. Surrounded by the mausoleum of Qin Shi Huang and tombs of the Zhou kings, Xi'an has a pivotal place in Chinese history. The city also contains traditional Chinese opera and music performances, as well as a thriving movie industry. While the city is 99% Han Chinese, minorities also have a long history of peaceful coexistence. Xi'an is a safe city and boasts a long history and good cuisine.
How to connect to Xi’an?
The historical place has been much appreciated by the Chinese Government has found connections from across the world through all the modes of communication. You can reach here from any part of the world through air travel. Xi'an Xianyang International Airport (IATA: XIY) is located 40 km (25 mi) northwest of the City Centre, in Xianyang. You can find connecting flights from all the major cities of the world. For the Chinese travelers, it is highly connected by high-speed rail network and expressways.
Xi’an as part of Economic revival of China
The city of Xi’an has been part of the economic revival plan of Inland China since the 1980s as one of the most important cultural, industrial and educational centers. It has facilities for research and development in defense and technology fields, national securities and China’s space programs also.